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  • Astra Miranda

    Framed in the flickering fire-glow, the old man unfurled this tale: p((. __There she is! Astra Miranda -- The Morning Star. Her beauty cleaves my heart from across thousand leagues: over land and sea, past the shores of the Sacred Isles. Atop the holy …

  • Fey

    The Fey can refer to a magical plane parallel to the material world or to the creatures that arise from it. When the gods first fashioned the world, [[Astra Miranda]], Sister Moon, and ??? (other gods) felt it was too ordered and too far removed from …

  • Dwarves

    Dwarves are the True People of the world. Humans and hobbits inhabit the world, the Fey are merely visiting, but dwarves belong to this world and spring from it. (Everything mentioned here applies equally to gnomes.) Dwarves do not bear children …

  • The Great Lie

    Humans recognize 4 major races of man based on skin tone, either olive, yellow, red or brown. These racial divisions have been the source of prejudice, oppression, slavery, war and enormous human misery. The greater tragedy is that those divisions are …

  • Ephistea

    Goddess of Truth, Ephistea (Eh-fiss-TAY-uh) is not well liked among the gods, who seek her out only when they need her. So she is content to conceal herself and wander in the world, generally walking unnoticed by mortals. Ephistea carries with her the …

  • Caetar

    Caetar is the elder god of valor and soldiers. He and [[God-Emperor of Koth | Kyrios]] have never gotten along. Their animosity towards each other culminated during the [[Godslayer War]], when Caetar sided with mankind. Caetar lives on the [[Sacred …

  • God-Emperor of Koth

    Kyrios, also known as Arrakyn the Cruel, supreme tyrant of the south, and the bloody God-Emperor of [[Southern Tyranny | Koth]] is the god of greed and domination. He is one of the elder gods, father of [[Gorgoth]] the god of destruction and [[Vyx]], …

  • Mortals

    Humans, hobbits, and the diverse natural plants and animals that populate the world are all mortal. Even humans and hobbits do not have immortal spirits, there is no promised afterlife for mortals. Death is an integral part of the [[Plan of the World]] …

  • Monsters

    Where the magic of the Fey leaks into the material world, intense negative emotion sometimes manifests as a monster. This is a world where a child's fear can literally spawn a monster under the bed. Many of the humanoids listed in the __Monster …

  • Vyx

    The goddess of famine, disease and grief, daughter of [[God-Emperor of Koth | Kyrios]], sister of [[Gorgoth]], Vyx usually walks in her brother's shadow. She has no enmity toward her father, and visits Koth from time to time. *Alignment*: Chaotic …

  • First Days

    p(. __In the First Days the elder gods gathered and held counsel, and together they conceived the [[Plan of the World]]__ ... The elder gods existed from the First Days. They are the most powerful and primal of the gods; they begot the young or …

  • Plan of the World

    p(. __Anyone with half his wits about him can see the world was built by committee. No dwarf in his right mind would design things this way__. In the [[First Days]] the elder gods gathered and conceived the Plan of the World, with sea to divide the …

  • Vincseya

    Vincseya is the goddess of water and purity. She is the daughter of [[Caetar]] (war) and [[Valdame]] (sea and thunder) [[The Song of Vincseya | legend]] says that she created the spring around which the city of [[Felleg'Avin | Felleg'Avin]] is built. * …

  • Valdame

    Valdame is the goddess of Sea and Storm, wife of [[Caetar]] and mother of [[Vincseya]]. She is also [[Moon]]'s lover. *Alignment*: Chaotic Neutral *Domain*: Tempest, Trickery *Description*: A tall, strong, lovely, middle-aged woman with sea-foam …

  • Sun

    He is the eternal Sun, god of light, fire and glory. Across the sky he pursues forever his coy lover, the [[Moon]]. At night he dwells in the [[Sacred Isles]] , and on a Moon-less night she shares his bed. For her sake he defended the creation of the …

  • Moon

    The Moon dwells most often in the sky, showing a different face each day to her lover, the [[Sun]], sometimes pursuer, sometimes pursued. In the [[First Days]] she defected with [[Astra Miranda | the Morning Star]] in creating the [[Fey]], for though …

  • Godslayer War

    After a twelve hundred years of servitude, mankind finally rose up against the cruelty and dominion of [[God-Emperor of Koth | Emperor Arrakyn]], emboldened by the support of the Elder Gods and several great heroes and demigods. The war raged for six …

  • Nightmare Mountains

    To counter the chaos caused by [[The Great Lie]] the World-Wyrm moved, opening great chasms and uplifting great mountain ranges. The greatest of these ranges lies right at the heart of the world. Men named them the Nightmare Mountains, for they are …

  • Timeline


    h3. The Dawn Age
    0001 ~ [[World-Wyrm | Pyrn]] coils up and becomes the foundation on which the other gods build the world. [[Sun | Sun]] pursues [[Moon|Moon]] and begins keeping time, the first day. 0001 ~ The elder gods conceive the [[ …

  • Kruss

    Old Man Winter, Jack Frost, the god of winter, death and sleep. *Alignment*: Lawful Neutral *Domain*: Death, Tempest *Description*: An old man with long white hair and beard and dark, ragged robes. He carries a gnarled oak staff. *Location*: [[ …

  • Ninandi

    The Earth Mother, goddess of autumn and the harvest. *Alignment*: Lawful Good *Domain*: Life, Nature *Description*: A plump old grandmother, often with autumn leaves in her hair. *Location*: Sacred Isles *Religion/Followers*: Almost everyone. * …

  • Quo

    Quo is the god of doubt, aka The Faceless God, the God of Secrets and the God of Questions. He acts as the guardian of [[Ephistea | Truth]], and it is said none find her but through him. *Alignment*: Neutral Good *Domain*: Knowledge *Description*: …

  • Diolanthia

    Goddess of peace and harmony. Daughter of [[Ephistea]] and [[Caetar]]. *Alignment*: Neutral Good *Domain*: Life *Description*: *Location*: [[Winterhall | Winterhall]] *Religion/Followers*: Very few. *Symbol*: dove carrying an olive branch

  • Judicia

    Goddess of justice, daughter of [[Ephistea]] and [[Caetar]]. *Alignment*: Lawful Good *Domain*: Knowledge, War *Description*: A blindfolded woman in flowing robes, holding scales and a sword. *Location*: [[Winterhall | Winterhall]] *Religion/ …

  • Vesta

    Goddess of Spring, fertility and birth. Every woman knows and recites this charm twice a month, while dropping flower petals into a bowl of clean water. _Goddess Vesta, Maiden of Spring_ _Accept with grace my offering,_ _One for the post, two for …

  • Lanru

    God of Summer and growth, Lord of the Hunt. *Alignment*: Chaotic Neutral *Domain*: Nature *Description*: Muscular man with golden hair. Clean shaven. *Location*: [[Sacred Isles]] *Religion/Followers*: Hunters, woodsmen, those who love sport and …

  • Aruk

    The first ten generations of humans were nomads, hunters and gatherers, fed by the bounty of [[Vesta]], [[Lanru]] and [[Ninandi]]. As their numbers grew, they gathered at the heart of the world and [[Ninandi]] taught them to sow and reap. Small, …

  • Pantheon


    h3. Domain *Death*: [[Kruss]], [[Malice]], [[Vyx]] *Knowledge*: [[Astra Miranda]], [[Ephistea]], [[Judicia]], [[Quo]] *Life*: [[Diolanthia]], [[Moon]], [[Ninandi]], [[Sun]], [[Vesta]], [[Vincseya]] *Light*: [[Astra Miranda]], [[Sun]] …

  • Gorgoth

    Gorgoth is the god of warfare, strife and carnage and the son of [[God-Emperor of Koth | Kyrios]]. Unlike [[Caetar]], Gorgoth prefers war for its own sake, with as much mayhem and destruction as possible. Wherever he goes, his sister [[Vyx]] usually …

  • World-Wyrm

    Pyrn the World-Wyrm coils at the foundations of the world and supports it with his body. *Alignment*: True Neutral (Balance) *Domain*: none *Description*: Pyrn is so huge even the gods may not have seen his whole body, but he is clearly serpentine, …

  • Malice

    The goddess Malice has afflicted the world since its creation. Even the gods cannot escape her scheming, and she is at the root of many conflicts among them. Her charms are so great she deceives even the gods time and again. *Alignment*: Neutral Evil …

  • Winterhall

    Home of [[Kruss]] and the northern Gods, located in the extreme north of the world, set in the glaciers coming down from the Skyfrost Mountains.

  • Craven

    Craven is the god of fear, son of [[Kruss]], created at the behest of the [[First Days | Seasons]] in the [[Plan of the World]] to help mortal creatures avoid danger. With the creation of humans his influence grew beyond all expectation, and as the [[Fey …

  • Legend of Sur

    Sur was from his youngest days a fisherman, and though he became pilot and eventually captain of a merchant ship he knew the sea as only the fisher-folk do, sounding its depths and charting with care the shallows and hidden rocks, the comings and goings …

  • First War of Resurgence

    In olden days, in the Age of Discord did Kyrios, the mighty [[God-Emperor of Koth]] dwell in his adamant stronghold which men named [[Gurodruin]], "the fortress of lost hope". For lifetimes of men the God-Emporer brooded on his bitter defeat at the hands …

  • Second War of Resurgence

    While the [[God-Emperor of Koth]] had rebuilt his might and the rebuke of the Elder Gods had cooled, he did not dare to confront [[Caetar]] directly again, so he turned to his old ways and plied his neighbors with greed. Kyrios helped [[Suram]] grow rich …

  • Giants

    In the early days of the world, [[God-Emperor of Koth]] attracted greedy and power-hungry men to his service. The most greedy and ambitious became his enforcers, and he turned them into giants to better enforce his will. Emperor Arrakyn established the …

  • Fountain of the Lost Children

    The city of [[Felleg'Avin | Felleg'Avin]] is known for its many beautiful fountains, which act as landmarks and provide clean water to the public. One of the most famous is the Fountain of the Lost Children, a 12' tall marble edifice of [[Vincseya | …

  • River of Time

    Loolaa tells it thusly: p((. __Some say the River of Time is even older than the gods. Immortals who drink from it forget everything, essentially being reborn. It may be that the Elder Gods all drank from the river before setting out to create this …

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